Retreats help us remove ourselves from the daily routine of our ministry and provide opportunities for us to re-focus, re-energize, and re-connect to our priorities as ministers of the word and actions of Jesus.
Sabbaticals also remove us from our daily routines but for an extended period of time to unplug and recharge, providing a more rest oriented time, or to address spiritual or academic challenges.
Here is a sampling of offerings found on the internet. It is not a comprehensive list and AUSCP does not endorse any program offering. It is simply a list gathered through searching the web for priest retreats and sabbatical programs to assist priests in searching for these programs. If you would like to suggest a program for others to consider, please let us know. We would be happy to include the information.
Please note: All links are active as of August, 2023
- Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT
- Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE
- Jesuit Retreat Houses – USA directory
- Loyola Spirituality Center, Prior Lake MN
- Eastern Point Retreat House – Gloucester, MA
- New Ways Ministry – February 2024
- Pastors Priests and Guides Retreat, Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington IL
- Opus Bono Priest Retreats
Sept 19-21 at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc, Wi Oct 31-Nov. 1….Norbertine Abbey in Paoli, Pa.
For info or other dates call John Smith 517-230-5930 /810-375-2722
Sabbatical & Continuing Education Programs
- Bon Secours Spiritual Center Marriottsville, Maryland
- Center for Continuing Formation at St. Mary’s Seminary and University (Baltimore, MD): http://www.stmarys.edu/the-center-for-continuing formation/clergy-programs/
- Ministry to Ministers Program at Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX): https://ost.edu/mtm/
- Hesburgh Sabbatical Program (Catholic Theological Union) Chicago, Illinois https://ctu.edu/hesburgh-sabbatical-program/
- Institute for Continuing Theological Education (Pontifical North American College) Vatican City, Vatican City
- Jesuit School of Theology (JST) Renewal Program-Santa Clara University – Berkeley Campus
- Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre Guelph, Ont., Canada https://ignatiusguelph.ca/loyola-house/
- Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center (Madison, CT) https://www.mercybythesea.org/programs-and-retreats/sabbatical-time/
- Mercy Center (Colorado Springs, CO):
- Nemi Renewal Center (Centro Ad Gentes) Nemi, Italy
- Norbertine Hermitage Retreat Albuquerque, New Mexico https://www.norbertinecommunity.org/retreats
- Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center Hiawatha, Iowa https://prairiewoods.org/private-retreats/
- Redemptorist Renewal Center (Tucson, AZ):
- Sabbatical Programs at Saint Meinrad St. Meinrad, Indiana http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/mini-sabbatical/
- Tantur Ecumenical Institute of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana https://tantur.org/enrichment-renewal-programs/
- The Retreat Center of Saint Benedict’s Abbey Benet Lake, Wisconsin https://www.benetlake.org/retreats/#
In case you were wondering:
- Vatican II Institute for Clergy Formation at St. Patrick’s Seminary (Menlo Park, CA) –
- The S.A.T. Sabbatical at School of Applied Theology (Oakland, CA) – CLOSED
- Other suggestions: Camino de Santiago – The pilgrimage can take one of dozens of routes to Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest corner of Spain.